Jonathan Alleges Attempt to Smear His Name

Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, cried out on Sunday that some politicians were out to smear his name and drag it into the mud.
The former President who is away in Sierra Leone for the country’s presidential election, said a campaign was in the offing to malign him.
He said: “It has been brought to my attention that while I am away promoting democracy in Sierra Leone, a campaign will be unleashed against me to falsely impugn my name using both faceless and identified persons,” Jonathan said in Facebook update on Sunday.
“When I was in power I said my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. Even out of power, I continue to hold that belief
“What I will say however, is that no matter how far and fast falsehood has traveled, it must eventually be overtaken by truth,” the former President said in the post. .
Jonathan has been under renewed media attention following reports that someone close to him had attempted to manipulate Nigeria’s 2015 elections with a $2m slush payment to a foreign public relations firms.
The UK Guardian said the individual, whose identity remained unclear, met with Cambridge Analytica officials in Washington D.C. around December 2014, a few weeks before the contentious 2015 election that Jonathan ultimately lost to President Muhammadu Buhari.
At home, the former President has faced relentless attacks from President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo. Within the past week, the two had launched allegations against him.

Author: News Editor

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